Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/2/22
Penn*Lax All-Stars, one of the nation’s leading box programs, is hosting tryouts for Pennsylvania’s most talented youth and High School players in early October for both boys and girls at MapleZone Sports Institute (now Ascent) in Garnet Valley..
Penn*Lax is a winter-only box all-star team training with supremely credentialed coaches, while competing against some of the best box teams in the country. The Penn*Lax coaching staff includes multiple former and current National Lacrosse League (NLL) players and coaches. A host of division one players have come through the P*L program and the training provided enables a distinct advantage in the outdoor game
You can learn more about the Penn*Lax staff by visiting their website:
Tryout Registration can be found HERE.
The Penn*Lax mission as stated by co-founder Steven Holmes:
“Penn*Lax was built on two major foundations,” said Holmes. “First, using the box game as a strategic training tool to build a complete lacrosse player with the best talent in PA. Second, is delivering that training with the most knowledgeable coaches possible.
“We are extremely lucky to have so many box experts in the Philadelphia area and most have been on our staff for years. The evolution in the box game has been so exciting in the US and our tournaments are some of the most exciting and competitive lacrosse you will find in the club scene in any season throughout the year. All of the country’s top players are competing in the box now, and our hard work has produced some excellent results for our program.”
PENN*LAX TRYOUTS 2022 – 2023
Pennsylvania’s Premier Box Lacrosse Program.
October 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th
Boys: 2031, 2030, 2029, 2028, 2027, JV (2025/2026), Varsity (2024/2023)
Girls: 5/6, Girls 7/8 and Girls H.S.
COACHING STAFF – BOYS
2031: Steven Holmes, Paul Zelenak
2030: Adam Mueller, Anthony Joaquim
2029: Desi Gonzalez, Mark Petrone
2028: Ryan Traynor, Todd MacFarlane
2027: Todd MacFarlane, Steven Holmes, Mark Petrone
2026: Chris Collins, Tom Slate, Kevin Finneran
2025: Chris Collins, Desi Gonzalez
2024: Ryan Traynor, Todd MacFarlane
2023: Adam Mueller, Tom Slate, John Kuhn
5/6th: Heather Bergey, Chris Collins
7/8th: John Kuhn
HS: Tom Slate
General Assistants: Jeff Ratcliffe, Matt Bailer, Jeff Spano
Tryout Location: Maple Zone Sports Institute (Now Ascent), 4881 Chichester Ave, Aston, PA 19014
BOYS TRYOUT SCHEDULE
2031, 2030, 2029: Monday October 3rd, 5:30-7PM
2024, 2023: Tuesday October 4th, 7:30-9PM
2025, 2026: Wednesday October 5th, 7-8:30PM
2027, 2028: Thursday October 6th, 7-8:30PM
GIRLS TRYOUT SCHEDULE
Girls 5/6, Girls 7/8, Girls H.S: Tuesday October 4th, 6-7:30 PM